alias

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv alias as known or named at another time or place "Mr. Smith, alias Mr. Lafayette"
    • n alias a name that has been assumed temporarily
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alias (Law) A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect.
    • adv Alias (Law) Otherwise; otherwise called; -- a term used in legal proceedings to connect the different names of any one who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful; as, Smith, alias Simpson.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • alias At another time; in another place; in other circumstances; otherwise. It is used chiefly in judicial proceedings to connect the different names assumed by a person who attempts to conceal his true name and pass under a fictitious one: thus, Simpson alias Smith means a person calling himself at one time or one place Smith, at another Simpson.
    • n alias An assumed name; another name.
    • n alias [From words in the writ, Sicut alias præcipimus, as we at another time command.] In law, a second writ or execution issued when the first has failed to serve its purpose. Also used adjectively: as, an alias execution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Alias ā′li-as otherwise
    • n Alias an assumed name:—pl. A′liases
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. alius,. See Else

Usage

In literature:

Baudoin Van Battele, alias Vander Wyck, believed to be "petitfils" of Gauthier, is mentioned in the chronicles of 1495.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
Had she already dropped my name, and was now passing under an alias?
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
Non alia pingi dextra, Pater alme, rogamus; Hunc praeter, nulli pingere nos liceat.
"Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
I was born a heathen in Mmoyanheeunnuck, alias Mohegan, in New London, North America.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
GILES DU WES ALIAS DE VADIS.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
At suppertime Charley Brown and Mac New, alias Hurd, called at the camp.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
And Caspian had brought him here, no doubt at large expense, to recognize the face of Peter Storm, alias Some One Else.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Copperheads alias Peace-Democrats more dangerous than the rebels in arms.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
Madama Pescuezo is another foreign importation, and her alias is founded on a long sinewy throat or pescuezo which the dame possesses.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
At that identical moment Gaylord, alias the screaming gentleman, had been summoned to Aunt Belle's bedside.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
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In poetry:

Whereas, said the Plaintiffs, you owe us our living
By assumpsit implied, and the costs you must give in —
You have cheated us out of our bread and our butter,
Et alia enormia, too numerous to utter.
"Scire Facias" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard

In news:

Q&A: Alia Shawkat on 'The Oranges,' Maeby's ' Arrested Development ' Return.
Alia Shawkat poses for a portrait during Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
A chat with ' Arrested Development ' star Alia Shawkat.
Alia Shawkat plays the disenchanted Vanessa Walling in "The Oranges," which is in theaters now.
Old Mooris Garner is a transgender whose alias is "Tracey Lynn Garner" silicone injector from Mississippi who is being charged with murder after a girl's heart erupted from his injections.
It may be time to admit that I've met my match, in the form of the award-winning creator/writer of such hits like Felicity, Alias, and Lost.
Comedy Directed by: Miguel Arteta ( Youth in Revolt ) Starring: Ed Helms, John C Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock, Jr, Stephen Root, Alia Shawkat.
Erick Gandarilla de la Fuente, alias "El Erick," 23, was arrested early Wednesday on kidnapping charges, according to the Chihuahua 's Attorney General Office.
Alia Manetta spent last summer volunteering at a rural hospital in India.
Great choice, I've been a fan of Cooper 's from back in his "Alias" days.
Caribou's Dan Snaith has spent the past year and a half indulging his clubbier tendencies under a new alias, Daphni, and it looks like he's setting up his Jiaolong label as a platform for likeminded musicians to do the same.
Before her days as Sydney Bristow in the spy drama "Alias," the actress admits to being a high school band geek who played the saxophone.
"Alias" Season Five (c) Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc and Touchstone Television.
The "Alias" actress headlines the cable network's high class thrill-fest.
Last week saw the début of Hunted on British television, the show is a new drama series from X-Files head writer Frank Spotnitz and stars Melissa George who you may know from her roles in Alias and 30 Days of Night.
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In science:

This peak could be an alias of both periods.
Searching for periods in X-ray observations using Kuiper's test. Application to the ROSAT PSPC archive
The dr iftrate is identical to the subbeam speed: alias order 0. b) At alias order −1, the subbeam speed is higher than the dr iftrate and in opposite direction.
Radio Pulsars
Let us look at the case of gradual speedup to alias order 0, where the subbeam speed is the same as the dr iftrate (Fig. 3a).
Radio Pulsars
After the subbeam speed passes the first alias boundary, the subpulse dr ift resumes its normal direction, and as the subbeam speed approaches 0.91 P2 /P1 , the dr ift pattern returns to normal.
Radio Pulsars
Also in the ‘alias order 1’ scenar io (Fig. 3c), which is the simplest aliased mode in which the subbeams move in the same direction as the subpulses, the subpulses wander when the subbeam speed nears an alias boundary.
Radio Pulsars
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